May 2004 workshops

Tutor/Mentor Leadership Conference
Held at  Richard J. Daley College in Chicago on May 17 and 18, 2004


One goal of the T/MC Conference is to create a community of people who learn from each other, network, and collaborate to help volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs grow in all places where they are needed.  We encourage all workshop presenters, conference participants and interested supporters, including business and foundation leaders,  to visit the DISCUSSION Section at where you can join one or more groups in this community.

Learn about the Tutor/Mentor Leadership eConference Overlay held May 14-19, 2004.

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Monday, May 17, 2004 Workshops

A-1 9:15 am - 10:30 am -- Value- Added Mentoring
In this interactive workshop participants will learn how mentoring can support the achievement of their programs' goals and the fulfillment of their missions.  Examples specific to tutoring reading will be used. Working collaboratively, participants will share their wisdom as they identify specific activities that mentoring matches can undertake in their own programs.  The workshop is designed for program staff who a) are considering adding a mentoring component to an existing program or b) want to enhance an existing mentoring program.  The workshop will include:

  • a review of Pathway's experience in enhancing a core program by adding mentoring
  • discussion with participants of incorporating mentoring into a tutoring program
  • small group work in which participants will identify mentoring activities that would enhance their own programs

Presented by Janet Takehara, Program Manager, Pathways to Development, a program of Youth Campus.

A-2 9:15 am - 10:30 am -- Working with Youth  in Juvenile Justice System
This session will provide information for volunteers and programs who work with youth on probation, or who have a history of at-risk behaviors. Presented by Marcus Spencer, Program Officer, Mentoring Network for Juvenile Court Wards, Circuit Court of Cook County, Juvenile Justice Department

A-3 9:15 am - 10:30 am -- Strategies for More Effective Tutoring: A Tool for Training Tutors
This workshop is intended for tutors and tutor trainers. It is intended to acquaint people with the Tutoring pamphlet, written by Keith Topping for the International Academy of Education. The pamphlet is an easily accessible, pocket-sized guide to the research-based principles that result in effective tutoring. It was written to meet the needs of many tutors who have the very best of intentions, but may lack the formal training or extended experience that can foster best practices in tutoring. It can also help give long-term tutors some fresh and useful approaches.   Presented by Brian Schultz, who teaches fifth grade at Richard E. Byrd Community Academy in the Cabrini Green area of Chicago

A-4 9:15 am - 10:30 am -- Community-Based Applied Research: Collaborating with Diverse Groups to Identify and Address Community Challenges
This workshop will present an overview of an approach to applied community-based research and advocacy used by CIR that produces positive results in a range of policy and service delivery areas. This approach involves collaboration with a broad range of partners, including direct service agencies, advocacy organizations, and state and city government. The research process combines quantitative and ethnographic methods to provide the community context for understanding issues and interpreting data.  

The workshop is designed for project leaders, volunteers, board members, staff of community-based organizations and  policy makers. A distinctive feature of this research method is the way it empowers community members by involving them in the research process itself -- for example, recruiting and training teen mothers to participate in developing the questionnaire on service needs of other teen mothers and to conduct survey interviews.

Through its case-study format, the workshop will inform participants about the process for:

  • determining the issue for research
  • formulating the research project as a tool for change
  • identifying the stakeholders in the issue
  • developing the research design and methodology
  • recruiting and training community-based researchers/surveyors
  • finding resources to support community-based research projects

 Presented by Rebekah Levin, Ph.D, Executive Director, and Lise McKean, Ph.D, Deputy Director, Center for Impact Research (CIR)

A-5  9:15 am - 10:30 am -- Networking with a Purpose: Developing & Understanding Personal Networks
This networking workshop will be different from what you may have previously experienced. This session will help you learn about your own networking style and capabilities and you'll learn about resources around you that are readily available and essential for networking. If you have been exposed to "networking" before, please bring the things that you normally take with you, including your 1-minute "elevator speech". If you are new (or experienced) at this, just come with an open mind and a willingness to be challenged. You will use an interactive process to ferret out things and develop skills that will help you make better use of your own networking time with others. Hopefully, you will also learn how to recognize and share common interests, experiences, needs, relationships and business ideas with others. Finally, you will discover something about networking that good networkers understand intuitively but that 80 to 90 percent of us (including some of the good networkers) might never recognize. Presented by Paul Collins,


B-1 10:45 am - Noon -- Creating/Developing School-Based Mentoring Using High Schools Students/Service Clubs
This is a workshop for anyone interested in the mechanics, dynamics, pitfalls and successes in organizing, implementing and operating a successful school-based mentoring program. We will explain how this can be done with very little expense on the part of the BBBS agency and NO COST to the schools. With budgets, as tight as they are, this has a significant appeal for school districts - even those who are skeptical. We will focus on the 'trial and error' aspects that we have encountered and the reluctance of some school districts to readily embrace the concept. Presented by Mary Mahan-Deatherage, Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sauk Valley, and Ed Mulvaney, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sauk Valley,  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

B-2 10:45 am - Noon -- Youth Empowerment Movement: Creating Youth-Centered Communities
This exciting youth empowerment movement, with our nation's Mayors, and community leaders, will tap the enormous power of America's diverse youth in impacting a whole communities culture through youth-adult partnerships.  We will show how other urban and suburban cities are implementing this process and strategies to becoming a youth-centered community.

This session demonstrates how to create successful partnerships involving the schools and community, engaging a diversity of young people as partners in utilizing communities' strengths for creating healthy and safe youth-centered communities.  The format is designed to actively engage all participants in large and small group interaction. We have allowed sufficient time and design for the participants to identify action strategies to their own local community. It is intended to serve all youth advocates in a community.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The understanding of the importance of student involvement in impacting a community culture
  • How to start creating real partnerships with youth and adults and between organizations
  • New knowledge about how other communities are implementing this adaptable plan unique to their own communities
  • New knowledge/mindset and skills/strategies in starting u p this youth-centered community process in your own community

Presented by Gary Goldman, President, International Quality Leadership Institute 

B-3 10:45 am - Noon -- Creating Stories Through Improvisation
The Second City Training Center is a leading institution in teaching the techniques of improvisation and comedy writing. The facilitators will introduce workshop participants to a variety of exercises that can be used in the creation of original stories, in large or small group settings. Presented by  Rob Chambers, Executive Director, and Mary Scruggs, Head of Writing Program The Second City Training Center

B-4 10:45 am - Noon -- Putting Idealism To Work: Comprehensive Tutoring Strategies That Build a Strong Foundation for Reading."  Corp members and staff of City Year Chicago and Centers for School Improvement (University of Chicago) will present strategies they utilize to connect components of their organizations to create strong partnerships with the schools they service.  Presented by Romeldia Salter, Eric Diamon and Nikkia Williams, City Year of Chicago and The Center for School Improvement

B-5 10:45 am - Noon -- Follow the Yellow "Book" Road - Strategies for Tutoring Reading, Grades 1-8
Follow the yellow book road to reading success with y our students!  Armed with an array of ready to use handouts and using interactive techniques these presenters will share the best strategies in reading that they have used to facilitate reading success among first through eighth grade students. Prepare to be successful with the students you tutor! 
Presented by  Jan Fitzsimmons, Lora Tyson, Rachel Harden and Lara Levine,  North Central College   


C-1 1:30pm-2:45pm  -- Engaging Mayors as Leaders and Advocates in Mobilizing Volunteers for Tutor/Mentor Programs
This workshop will be a discussion of strategies  Mayors of big and small cities can implement throughout the year to draw community members, business leaders, and other stakeholders to information that can help build and sustain volunteer-based organizations, such as tutor/mentor programs, in each local community.  Presented by Ed Mulvaney, Mayor, Rock Falls, Illinois   Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

C-2  1:30pm-2:45pm -- Visual Gaming Approaches to Writing: Teaching a Love of Words Through Imagery
Have you ever written a letter in a secret alphabet code, played exquisite corpse and told chain-stories, or re-jumbled refrigerator poetry magnets into profound masterpieces?

  Over the last decade there has been a proliferation of research studies and successful community and school programs in the fields of child development and education, showing the efficacy of arts-based mentoring and teaching approaches as a means to engage children in learning activities and to advance youth development.  Arts integrated work (through classroom and out-of-school programs) acknowledges and addresses children’s diverse cognitive patterns of learning and offers creative methods of communicating and practicing basic skills in core areas such as writing and mathematics.  In addition, arts-based experiences help access children’s individual expression, provide rich collaborative and leadership experiences, build respect for peers, and celebrate the process as well as each unique final product.  Key to these processes is the assertion that learning is fun and that what we create cannot be ‘wrong’.

  This hands-on workshop is intended for parents, teachers, teaching artists, youth workers and mentors.  No prior arts experience is necessary!  Participants will receive a resource packet of website links, project ideas and summaries of activities that integrate arts with basic writing exercises in game-like designs.  Together the workshop group will work through a series of creative activities to explore different approaches to teaching and learning and to discover insights into the creative process and their own unique styles of expression. 

Come re-discover the art of play through simple and inspiring arts-based activities that will offer you a new means of engaging and energizing students in the fun of learning, creating and expressing themselves Presented by Eliza Duenow, Director of Education, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  1:30pm-2:45pm --
Engaging School Faculty and Staff in Partnership Programs
Young people spend the bulk of their time in school and yet schools are ill suited to address all of the needs of these children, their families and the community. In this climate of "accountability", there is seldom time, space or resources for schools to provide their students with all the tools they to succeed.

Non-profit and educational organizations bring a variety or supports and resources for these youth. These organizations frequently need to establish some kind of partnership with the schools to best serve their young people. And yet, with school staff that is overburdened and schools that are under resourced, partnering with outside organizations seems like "more work" and frequently these partnerships run into brick walls. This workshop will help participants develop strategies on how to break through these barriers to develop effective partnerships with individuals for benefit of the students, their families and the larger community.

This workshop will serve teachers, program developers, coordinators and anyone else seeking to establish or maintain programs in a school. While the workshop will speak specifically about school and educational partnerships, lessons learned can be applied to other partnership projects.

Why go through the trouble? Because school teachers and staff are the key. They can make or break a program. In a study conducted by the Children's Aid Society in New York City, it was found that as a result of involving school faculty and staff in programming:

- Teachers view their students more holistically
- Collaboration between school and agency staff reflected a sense of common purpose and cohesion.
- Programs were designed support and enhance educational opportunities by addressing the full developmental needs of young people

This workshop will provide a framework for identifying and engaging school faculty and staff in partnership programs. Presenters will review this framework as well demonstrate the benefits and challenges involved in building partnership programs. Participants will learn how to use an asset- based approach in program design and will participate in situational analysis game whereby they "implement" programs in a variety of settings. Participants will be given tools that they can take back to their own school/organization and begin to use immediately! Presenters will share success stories as well as respond to particular concerns and challenges. Please join us and help make our schools a great place for everyone to develop to their full potential! Presented by Emmy Bright,
, School Partnership Program Manager, Office of Community Arts Partnerships, Columbia College of Chicago and Latesha Dickerson, Middle School teacher of Math & Science for ACT Charter School.  E-mail Emmy at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

C-4  1:30pm-2:45pm -- Tips and Strategies for reading tutors working with ESL students in the elementary grades
This workshop will

-present tips and strategies tutors at the Jane Adams Hull House Family Literacy Program have used successfully to help ESL students improve their reading skills; these are empirically tested strategies we have seen work for its students,

-briefly discuss psychological obstacles faced by many ESL students in the Chicago Public Schools and suggest ways to overcome these obstacles,

-offer tips on how to help parents help their children in reading.

  Presented by Avital Rabin, Coordinator for the Jane Addams Hull House North Side Family Literacy Program  

C-5 1:35 pm till 2:45pm -Increasing Volunteer Support & Decreasing Evaluation Burdens --- In One Step
The workshop will describe the America Learns service, which allows literacy volunteering programs to monitor, evaluate and support their volunteers in one step. Say goodbye to volunteer support resource databases and Microsoft Excel. You'll see how the system:

Provides targeted support resources to your volunteers as soon as they have a challenge, and;
Dramatically reduces program evaluation budgets

The workshop is intended for volunteer coordinators interested in better supporting their volunteers and turning program evaluation data from chore to tool. Foundation officers interested in learning how to target their grants to grantees' true needs will also benefit.  The presenter will begin the workshop by giving attendees and anecdotal tutorial on ways they can go about "co-innovating" a national system to strengthen a portion of the tutoring and mentoring sector.  Building on America Learns' own co-innovation efforts, the presenter will then introduce the key components of the system, while providing participants with ideas on how they can better monitor, evaluate and support their volunteers without purchasing America Learns, or any other service.   Presented by Gary Kosman, Founder and President, America Learns


D-1 3:05 pm till 4:30pm-- Effective Communications: Taking the Terror out of Talk
This workshop can help anyone who needs to make a presentation to donors, volunteers, parents or students.  The workshop will focus on techniques for overcoming nervousness when speaking to an audience. Participants will learn how to turn nervous energy into enthusiasm or humor. Participants will leave this workshop with more confidence in their ability to present before an audience and with a few ideas about controlling nervousness. Presented by Charles Brooks, South Suburban Toastmasters Club #5534 and District 30 Governor 2003-2004

D-2 3:05 pm till 4:30pm-- A Framework for Strategic Planning
Many organizations which wish to enter into a strategic planning process do not spend enough time planning for the planning process. This workshop will present the key elements of strategic planning and what an organization must consider before it formally enters into the planning process. Special emphasis will be placed on Board participation. Presented by Bill Conrad, Institute for Voluntary Organizations 

D-3 3:05 pm till 4:30pm-- Student Alumni Panel- What student alumni have to say about their tutor/mentor experiences
A panel of young adults now in college will share their stories and how tutoring, mentoring and prep programs helped them achieve. The speakers will share what program elements and types of mentoring relationships had the most effective influence on them, and suggestions for improving programs, from the consumer perspective. Presented by  a panel of  young adults who are in college, or have graduated, after several years with various programs in Chicago.

D-4 3:05 pm till 4:30pm -- Enquiring Minds Want.."To Do":  Strategies for Engaging College Students as Tutors/Mentors (K-12)
Lights---camera---action! Get ready to partner with a college.  This workshop will share techniques and practices for engaging college students as tutors and mentors.  Topics discussed will include: Getting to Know the College Community Service Center, Service, Service Learning, Clinical Experience and Leadership, as well as training and retaining tutors and mentors. 
Presented by  Jan Fitzsimmons, Steve Gustis, Danielle Bank, Roy Aguilar, Teri Marx, Analiz Molina, Mickey Resner and Aarin Young, North Central College   


Tuesday, May 18, 2004 Workshops

E-1 9:15 am - 10:30 am -- Office of After School and Community School Programs of Chicago Public Schools 
Learn about the extensive after school opportunities offered through the CPS Office of After School and Community School Programs. The workshop session will highlight the seven major CPS after school initiatives, including Supplemental Educational Services (SES).

SES are a component of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that provide additional academic instruction outside of the regular school-day to increase the academic achievement of students in low-performing schools. These services may include academic assistance
such as tutoring, remediation and other educational interventions
Presented by Beth Swanson, Director, Offfice of After School and Community School Programs, Chicago Public Schools,

E-2 9:15 am - 10:30 am -- Strategies and Benefits of Youth Participation
Youth participation is allowing young people to have power to make and implement decisions, and together with a share of responsibility for the outcomes. It has three essentials elements:

  1. youth making change

  2. youth directing their own activity

  3. youth taking responsibilities  

In this session, we will focus on 5 different forms of Youth Participation: choosing, decision-making, assessing, communication and planning. Additionally, we will look at the benefits for both the youth worker and youth.

This workshop is intended for, but not limited to anyone (volunteer or paid staff) who provides direct service to youth. In addition to those who are looking for ways to build program capacity. The participant will learn the benefits of and 5 strategies for Youth Participation and learn about 2 important concepts of YP: information-sharing and active listening.  Presented by Annette Kelly, President of FOUS Consulting Service, Evergreen Park, Illinois     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

E-3 9:15 am - 10:30 am -- Pick your Poison:  Diversifying your Fundraising through Major Gifts as a Strategy
From this workshop you will learn:

  • When it is appropriate for an organization to launch a major gifts program
  • What systems and resources need to be in place for success
  • Who are major gifts prospects, how do you reach them and how do you ask them
  • Whose job it is to do major gifts (role of staff, board members, outside consultants and solicitors)

Presented by Sue Snyder Ross, President, Strategic Development Consulting and Christine Wilczura, President of Crossector Solutions, LLC  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

E-4 9:15 am - 10:30 am -- "Spreading the Word" -- How to Create an Effective Public Relations Plan for Your Organization. This workshop aims to help beginners develop an effective public relations strategy. Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. Through its member clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking -- vital skills that promote self-actualization, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.  Presented by Sandra Beauford, Public Awareness Officer, Chicagoland District 30 Toastmasters  

E-5 9:15 am until Noon -- Planning and Conducting Useful Program Evaluation
NOTE: This is a 3- hour workshop, starting at 9:15 and ending at Noon.

This half-day workshop is specifically designed for program staff and program support organizations that need to plan and conduct program evaluation. The Workshop provides personal attention for your program evaluation needs, and time is spent on individual questions and answers. Using hands-on activities, participants will complete step-by-step exercises and leave with an evaluation plan tailored to their specific needs. Information and handouts will cover evaluation issues from simple to comprehensive programs and initiatives. Topics will include formative, process and outcome evaluation issues such as deciding what to evaluate, selecting measures and measurement tools, implementing evaluation procedures, and preparing and interpreting results. New and seasoned programs are welcome. No prior evaluation experience is required. Participants are highly encouraged to bring real questions and projects to the workshop. For examples of workshop materials and comments from prior workshop participants, please visit    Presented by Dr. Steve, Roussos,


F-1 10:45 am till Noon --  Tapping into Federal Dollars for After School Tutoring
While federal funding is available for after-school tutoring programs, several excellent mentoring programs often lack qualified instructors to offer rigorous academic tutoring programs. On-line tutoring can help overcome such problems and transform good mentoring programs into highly effective and academically rigorous tutoring programs.  This workshop is intended for leaders currently involved in mentoring/tutoring programs near schools marked as failing to make adequate progress,. It will enable such leaders to offer federally funded tutoring programs through their existing mentoring programs.  It will outline the requirements of the supplemental educational services program mandated by NCLB and how community organizations can offer highly effective and academically challenging tutoring programs by utilizing e-tutoring options.  E-tutors can bring a highly qualified tutor to community mentoring sites through an internet connected computer.  The workshop will detail NCLB requirements with respect to student progress, reporting and monitoring.  Presented by Sridhar V. Iyler, CEO, Socratic Learning Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 

F-2 10:45 am till Noon --  Gang Awareness, Prevention and Urban Technology.
National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise's Milwaukee Violence Free Zone and Urbantech/YLA team up in this workshop to explore the risk and protective factors of urban and gang life many of our youth live with. While also providing its participants with a virtual look at Gang Banging on the World Wide Web, how easy youth access this information can affect an entire community.
Urbantech/ YLA will introduce the new face of youth work that can deliver more information to youth from a Hip-Hop perspective. Urbantech/ YLA provide youth as well as youth workers with a meaningful urban dialogue that keep youth interactive and interested.  Topics discussed include:

F-3 10:45 am till Noon --  Mentoring: Addressing Individual Interests and Curricular Needs
This session will examine a practical inquiry based project that joins adult mentors with a fifth-grade classroom at Byrd Community Academy in Cabrini Green. The focus of this project is teaching writing skills to the fifth-graders by using the Northwestern University Collaboratory ePortfolio environment ( to create and post student work. The adults monitor, mentor, and provide ongoing weekly feedback to their writing counterparts’ postings. This student-specific feedback is based on the needs and interests of all involved. The project outcomes and implications of the
individualized, student-specific coaching, mentoring and teaching will be shared.  Presented by Brian Schultz, who teaches fifth grade at Richard E. Byrd Community Academy in the Cabrini Green area of Chicago

F-4 10:45 am - Noon -- Fundraising Fundamentals
Does your organization need to raise money in order to offer programs?  Then this workshop is for you!  Learn the fundamentals of building a relationship with your individual, corporate, and foundation donors.  During our time together we will cover all of the steps in relationship building and maintenance.  We also will discuss what to do when things don’t go exactly as you planned.  Each participant will leave with a packet of materials, which includes research tracking forms, letters of inquiry examples, and a worksheet containing how you negotiate a gift.  Presented by Cindy Yang, Vice President, Associated Colleges of Illinois, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

F-5 10:45 am till Noon -- Planning and Conducting Useful Program Evaluation
NOTE: This is a continuation of a 3- hour workshop, starting at 9:15 and ending at Noon.


Keynote Speaker, Tuesday, May 18 - 12:20PM to 12:40 PM.  Tutoring and Education in America", presented by Dr. Edward Gordon, President, Imperial Consulting.
There are many different types of tutoring programs. Is there any research on what works best? How can tutoring help supplement classroom learning? Why does tutoring have a great potential to address student achievement? In this program Ed Gordon presents answers to these issues and offers other compelling information on the development and successful use of tutoring
across America. (His books: Tutor Quest: Finding Effective Education for Children and Adults and Literacy in America: Historic Journey and Contemporary Solutions.) Mr. Gordon is President of Imperial Consulting Corporation in Chicago and Palm Desert, California. Gordon is a recognized international expert on the future of labor market development and many education reform issues. During his over thirty years of consulting experience, Ed has assisted many varied clients, such as: Microsoft, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Sonnenschein, Nath, and Rosenthal, Motorola, the U.S. Department of Education, American Institute for Research, State of North Carolina, universities, school systems, and trade/professional organizations


G-1 1:35 pm till 2:45pm -- Tutoring, Schooling, Student Achievement, and Coalition Building 
How can tutoring better prepare more students for daily classroom learning? What are the characteristics of the best tutoring programs? Who are the qualified tutors in your community, and how can you contact them? How can we build coalitions of tutors and educators in every community? As a tutoring consultant to the Better Business Bureau and many state boards of education,
Ed Gordon brings a national perspective on tutoring best practices to help local school/community tutoring programs. (His books: Tutor Quest: Finding Effective Education for Children and Adults and Literacy in America: Historic Journey and Contemporary Solutions). 
  Presented by Dr. Edward Gordon, President, Imperial Consulting Corporation 

G-2 1:35 pm till 2:45pm -Strategies for Tutoring Math
This interactive workshop is designed for tutors and tutor leaders who work with middle school students (grades 6-8).  The workshop will provide participants with easy-to-understand information about standards for mathematics education and how these standards align to “high-risk” test students are responsible for taking.  Participants will be trained in the use of hands-on activities during one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions.  All participants will receive a resource folder full of helpful tips that can be implemented immediately to enhance your tutoring program.
Presented by Latesha Dickerson, Middle School teacher of Math & Science for ACT Charter School.    

G-3 1:35 pm till 2:45pm -- Volunteer Recruitment Strategies
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to identify potential volunteers and how to develop eligibility criteria and recruitment methods. This workshop is intended for program and marketing staff and leadership.  It is a hands-on workshop that draws on the collective wisdom of the participants  and the guidance of the presenter to provide each participant with tools they can implement when they return to their programs. Presented by Deborah Baker, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago 

G-4 1:35 pm till 2:45pm-- Working with Hard to Reach Young People
Understanding and learning how to reach at-risk young people using faith-based principles. The SAFE Over-Comers Drama Squad, who once participated in violent and criminal behaviors, will present a skit of their experiences and explain how they have overcome their adversities.
Presented by Lorraine Bogan and the Over-Commers, The SAFE Program

G-5 1:35 pm till 2:45pm-- Better Learning After School Today (BLAST)
Presented by Alison Redman, Long Beach BLAST


H-1 3:05 pm till 4:30pm-- The College Track
The College Track is a national college access awareness campaign. Participants in this session will get a sneak preview at a 3-part documentary entitled The College Track to air this fall. Discussion will focus on barriers low-income, first-generation students encounter on the road to higher education, and ways programs can come together to address students' needs.  Presented by Renee Tucker,  Associated Colleges of Illinois This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

H-2 3:05 pm till 4:30pm-- Tips for Leading Tutor/Mentor Programs (cancelled)

H-3 3:05 pm till 4:30pm-- Grant Guidelines and Volunteer Recruitment and Recognition Strategies of the Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Lend A Hand Program of the Chicago Bar Association/Foundation
The presenter will review 2004 Grant Guidelines of the Lend-A-Hand Program which distributes grants  to one-on-one tutor/mentor programs in Chicago and Cook County, Ill.  The workshop will also provide information about the June 2004 HERO AWARD, given to recognize lawyers and personnel from the legal community who are involved as volunteers in tutor/mentor programs.  Organizations from other cities and parts of the Chicago region will find this a model that could be duplicated in their own communities.
Presented by Karina Ayala, Executive Director, Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Lend A Hand Program, Chicago Bar Association.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

H-4 3:05 pm till 4:30pm-- Chicagoland August/September Tutor/Mentor Volunteer Recruitment Campaign 
This presentation will review goals of the annual volunteer recruitment campaign and describe ways individual programs from Chicago or other cities can work together to increase visibility for tutoring and mentoring programs in all locations.  Organizations with active volunteer recruitment strategies will want to participate in the annual campaign and in this workshop. Presented by Daniel F. Bassill, President, Cabrini Connections Tutor/Mentor Connection 

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